Air travel after an injury – expert injury solicitors in Fauldhouse
If you have had a serious accident and sustained injuries which required surgery then you may not be OK to travel by air for a little while. Air travel puts the body under quite a lot of pressure and can make injuries worse or cause complications after surgery. Not only that, but if you have sustained a broken bone and had metalwork put in to fix the break then you may struggle simply getting through the scanners! Here are some tips on air travel after surgery. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be in need of expert injury solicitors in Fauldhouse. If you need legal experts call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Are you fit to travel?
- Check with your doctor. Make sure to ask your doctor if you are fit for air travel before you even consider it. Your doctor will be able to give you an idea of when you are likely to be able to travel by plane, what the dangers of travelling by air are for you in your current condition and what is the safest way for you to get around at this point.
- Ask your doctor where any metalwork is located. If you have had screws, plates, rods etc inserted, then you need to know exactly where these are so that you can show officials as you go through the scanners. Ask your doctor to point out the exact location and make a note of it, even drawing on your skin if necessary.
- Ask your doctor to write you a note. This note should let any officials know that you have had surgery done, what was done and what metalwork there is in your body. It can also let the airline know the dangers involved in your travelling by air after surgery, so that they are adequately prepared.
- Show this paperwork to all guards as you pass through the airport. Make sure everyone that scans you has seen the paperwork before they do so, so that they are expecting a result.
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline
Call or text us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time if you need the services of expert injury solicitors in Fauldhouse. Most personal injury compensation claims can be processed over the phone, so you may not have to visit a lawyer’s office.
Call us from a landline on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500. To call us from a mobile ring 0333 500 0993.
We will be happy to phone you to talk about your potential claim if you send us the text message “claim365” to 88010.
Contact us now for expert help with a possible personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 19th December 2013
Author: David Brown